Blogging & building internet things since 2005.

Since the early days of WordPress this site has been my creative playground.

It’s taught me how to design websites. It’s connected me with strangers to co-found a business and find a very apt acquirer. More recently, it’s introduced me to startups where I’ve made investments.

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Posts

  • Tech That Enables Dreams

    I love telling the story of Yebo Fresh to people. Which is why it’s even more special to see big brands also now telling the story.

    A company born out of a garage, with a desire to impact and serve the underserved. Fuelled by the pandemic I can’t wait to see how the Yebo Fresh South African footprint grows and matures.

  • Why did blogs die off?

    I read this essay a couple weeks ago and it really resonated with my relationship with blogging. It’s also a beautifully constructed, engaging page design worth checking out.

    “The web today is built for apps—and I think we need to take it back.“

    Robin Rendle

    Robin Rendle succinctly describes the death of blogs, the rise of newsletters, and the forgotten powers of ancient, dusty technologies like RSS readers.

    Who still follows RSS feeds? Scrap that. Who still comments on blogs?

  • Productivity hacks

    Two new apps that have helped my desktop productivity this month:

    @CleanShot_app – the best screen capturing tool out there!

    @soulver – notepad meet calculator. A smart way to explore scenarios + experiments with numbers.

    Originally posted on Twitter

  • Outplayed

    These critters are evolving MUCH faster than us during this pandemic. FACT.

    He got TV + Minecraft banned today (bad behaviour).

    So… he calls a school friend on @MicrosoftTeams and gets him to record his TV. Which is playing @Minecraft videos on @YouTube.

    👏🏻